MBBS in Bangladesh

Dhaka Medical College (DMC) was the first medical college in Bangladesh, established on 10th July 1946. DMC’s original building was constructed before the petition of Bengal in 1905. Presently, 37 Government Medical Colleges and 72 Private Medical Colleges offer MBBS programs to both local and international students. All the medical colleges in Bangladesh hold affiliations with the universities. Among these 7 Universities, 4 are Government Universities and the rest 3 are Private Universities. Professional Examinations are conducted by the respective University, following the guidelines and norms laid by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare & Government of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Medical & Dental Council (BM&DC) is the regulatory authority. All medical colleges must be registered in BM&DC. Ministry of Health and BM&DC strictly follow the activities of Medical Colleges.

MBBS in Government Medical Colleges in Bangladesh

The Government of Bangladesh proposes 104 seats (92 MBBS seats & 12 BDS seats) for eligible students from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, etc. The seat allocation takes place based on merit. The Government Medical Seat Distribution among the SAARC Countries is as below-


Indian students can study MBBS in Bangladesh under the SAARC Quota and Non-SAARC Quota in Private Medical Colleges of Bangladesh. Under the SAARC quota, Indian students can study MBBS in Bangladesh at government medical colleges for no cost or at the fee amount paid by local students.

List of Private Medical Colleges in Bangladesh

The eligible Indian students will get direct admission to self-funded seats in Private Medical Colleges in Bangladesh. These Medical Colleges are affiliated with Government Universities and recognised by NMC, WHO, and other international governing Medical bodies.

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Yearly Trend of Indian Students Studying MBBS in Bangladesh


Reasons to Study MBBS in Bangladesh

There are plenty of reasons to choose to study MBBS in Bangladesh Medical colleges, read on-

  • Affordable Tuition Fee compared to Indian Private Medical College
  • Straightforward admission process and visa requirements
  • International Recognition of the study program
  • English is the primary language of instruction
  • Opportunity for free admission to government medical colleges for SAARC students
  • Curriculum based on Indian textbooks and journals
  • Availability of internship opportunities and exposure to diverse patient cases
  • Separate accommodations for male and female students
  • Similar culture, food habits, and languages (English, Bengali, Hindi) as in India
  • Safe and welcoming environment with a moderate climate
  • Many medical colleges in Bangladesh are approved by the MCI Act 1956 in India
  • Strict prohibition of alcohol and drug consumption in Bangladesh
  • Approximately 10,000 Indian students are currently enrolled in MBBS programs in Bangladesh.

Eligibility for Indian Students

The candidates willing to attend MBBS program in Private Medical in Bangladesh, need to meet the following eligibility criteria-

1. Applicant must pass 10th not before 2020 with min 70% or equivalent Grade.
2. Applicant must pass 12th not before 2022 with min 60% in Physics, Chemistry & Biology

3. Age must be above 17 Years

Documents Required for MBBS Admission in Bangladesh

  • 10th & 12th transcripts attested copies required (Notary Public, Education Ministry, India)
    NEET Certificate
  • Passport Copy
  • Police Verification Certificate (For VISA purpose)
  • Bank Statement (For VISA purpose)
  • Medical Fitness Certificate (For VISA purpose)

Tuition Fees for MBBS in Bangladesh Medical Colleges


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Hostel Fee in Bangladesh Medical Colleges

Generally, most Medical Colleges collect the hostel charges along with the Tuition fee itself. However, the average cost is about 70-80 USD on monthly basis, roughly 700 USD in a year.

Food Cost in Bangladesh Medical Colleges

Bengali food, like curry, rice, fish, etc., is usually served in the mess halls of medical schools in Bangladesh. North Indians might find it hard to get used to this, but students from Orissa, West Bengal, and Bihar might not have a problem. The total mess charges would be about $50 USD every month.

MBBS Syllabus in Bangladesh

The MBBS program in Bangladesh is structured to last for five years and includes a one-year internship training approved by the Bangladesh Medical & Dental Council. The academic year usually begins in January, as per the government’s recommendation. The exams are conducted twice a year, in the first weeks of January and July.

List of Subjects in MBBS in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh MBBS course is broadly divided into 11 major subjects, which cover entire 19 subjects taught in MBBS in India. 

Major subjects comprise:

  • Pathology: General Pathology, Systemic Pathology, Haematology & Clinical Pathology
  • Microbiology: Bacteriology, Immunology, Virology, Parasitology & Mycology
  • Medicine: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Venereal diseases, and Physical Medicine
  • Surgery: General and Regional Surgery, Orthopaedics, and Traumatology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology
  • Anaesthesiology: Radiology, Radiotherapy, Blood Transfusion, and Dentistry
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology: Neonatology and Family Planning

Your Chance to get an MBBS Seat in India

The most difficult time for any of the students is to wait after NEET till the counselling process to know whether he/she is getting a college of his/her choice or not? Sometimes this dilemma continues for a couple of months due to multiple rounds of counselling. It has become more difficult due to parallel counselling of All India Quota and various States due to COVID-19. The counselling process is very complex where 550+ Govt. and Private colleges offer 83000+ Seats and fee variation is also huge that ranges from less than 1 Lac to 2.5 Cr for the course.

Dreams shatter when any silly mistake in choice filling or wrong selection of college leads to getting a poorly ranked college. Imagine getting paid seats or no seats at all due to a lack of genuine guidance!